This page belongs to: Action Plan for Critical Technologies

List of critical technologies of initial focus

Short list

Critical minerals extraction and processing

  • Advanced explosives and energetic materials
  • Critical minerals extraction and processing

Advanced Communications (including 5G and 6G)

  • Advanced optical communications
  • Advanced radiofrequency communications (incl. 5G and 6G)

Artificial intelligence

  • Advanced data analytics
  • AI algorithms and hardware accelerators
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing

Cyber security technologies

  • Protective cyber security technologies
  • Machine learning (also in AI)

Genomics and genetic engineering

  • Genetic engineering
  • Genome and genetic sequencing and analysis (Next Generation Sequencing)
  • Synthetic biology

Novel antibiotics, antivirals and vaccines

  • Novel antibiotics and antivirals
  • Vaccines and medical countermeasures

Low emission alternative fuels

  • Biofuels
  • Hydrogen and ammonia for power

Quantum technologies

  • Post-quantum cryptography
  • Quantum communications (incl. quantum key distribution)
  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum sensors

Autonomous vehicles, drones, swarming and collaborative robotics

  • Advanced robotics
  • Autonomous systems operation technology
  • Drones, swarming and collaborative robots